Today is March 19, 2018
Join Now! | Home | Sign in | FAQ | Help
My One True Life by wayward heart
February 2018
2Crazy Friday
4One Last Goodbye
5Toad Mouth
6Just Tuesday
8Nothing To Say
9This 'N That
11Sit Down and Veg Now**
13Full Circle
15Mother's Spa Day
17Peanut Butter Trumps Toads (But Barely)
21A Better Day
22It Really Was a Pleasure
23Just Running at the Mouth
24Toad-ally Insane
25Wherein I do the Current Survey
27Nougat Update
28Wednesday Wanderings

March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
April 2003
March 2003
February 2003
January 2003
December 2002
November 2002
October 2002
September 2002
August 2002
July 2002
June 2002
May 2002
April 2002
March 2002
February 2002

Peanut Butter Trumps Toads (But Barely)
February 17, 2018

Nice, quiet day today. I (finally!!) dragged the accordion file of recepts, etc. from 2013 out of the garage and bagged up what I need to shred. How I can reuse the file folder for this year's crap. It's about time, too, since it's almost March. But I don't have as much filing as I used to, so it wasn't a big deal.

I got Nougat brushed, got a surprise phone call from Tim (it was so good to talk to him), even got in a few minutes of coloring. Mom brought me a bunch of markers from Ellie's.

I made coleslaw with kohlrabi, cabbage, carrots, and onions in a sweet/sour vinaigrette and breaded pork steaks for dinner. Did the dishes and now I'm outside (again) with Nougat. We were out before dinner, too. And in the morning.......twice.

And for a good part of the night, too, thanks to a toad. We watched the men's long program last night, and then I took Nougat for her last potty break. Only she didn't go potty. She hunted down a toad, and refused to budge. I went back inside and she didn't even care. I left her out there till after 1 am. I tried several times to get her to come in. She wouldn't leave the toad. Mom and Brother both came to "help", but I think three voices admonishing her just confused her. I finally got her in with a bribe of peanut butter, but even that took some doing. She had to stop and think about it before she decided peanut was better.

So, I didn't get to bed till 2 am. Then the little stinker got me up at 5 (she had to go to the bathroom by then, since she never did when she was supposed to). She tried hunting for the toad then, too, but thankfully, it was nowhere to be found. We went back to bed till 7:20, came back out (no toad!!), went in for breakfast at 8, and then I went back to bed till she insisted I get up for good at 9.

I hope to sleep better tonight. (Please don't let there be any toads!) If anyone knows of any pet safe toad repellent, let me know. I don't want to kill them, I just want them to relocate somewhere outside our fence!I

Now I think I'm going to go inside and put my feet up. My knees are still bothering me. When I walk, they hurt. Lowering myself into a chair is torture. Then, if I sit for a while, they get stiff, and it's hard to get back up. No matter what I do, I can't win. Tylenol helps some, but I don't want to take it regularly (I'm not supposed to take ibuprofen or naproxen). Most rubs smell awful, and don't do much. So I hobble along and try not to whine or complain (except here, cause this is my diary).

Eventually (sooner rather than later), I have to make an appointment with my new primary care physician. I need renewals on my prescriptions. I dislike having to break in a new dr, but I'd rather do that than go back to the old one. Perhaps she'll have some suggestions (and hopefully ones that are more helpful than telling me to lose weight)

There was a pretty golden sunset tonight. And now it's dusk. I like this time of day. It's winding down time, settling in time. Relaxing time. And that's what I'm going to do now.
Login to select
your favorite journals


Visit my Forum

© Website Copyright 2018 by
© Journal Content Copyright 2018 by the Author
Terms of Service Agreement
Privacy Policy